• 14:50 Weatherbys Bank Novices' Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner £8,872 2nd £2,621 3rd £1,310 4th £655
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 57.94s
  • Off time: 14:51:23
14:50 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mister Stickler (IRE) 4/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3-11212 Grey, White epaulets Osric (IRE) 12
Beaten Favourite
8 11-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 133 8/111.73
2 80-121P BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Chain Of Command (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
8 11-6 W Greatrex Wayne Hutchinson 127 5/16.00
3 213-173 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Mister Stickler (IRE) 12
7 11-3 A King R Thornton 124 4/15.00
4 322212 Dark Blue, Emerald Green hoop, Maroon sleeves, Emerald Green cap Betabob (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
8 10-7 Nick Mitchell Mr R G Henderson (7) 114 6/17.00


Having conceded ground at the start, OSRIC just couldn't get past the front-running Rougham over a longer trip at Ascot 12 days ago. Mister Stickler, third that day, is 4lb better off here but that shouldn't be enough for him to reverse the form with Nicky Henderson's charge who is taken to recapture the winning thread. Chain Of Command pulled much too hard when pulled up at Kempton last time. Successful earlier at the same track, he can't be ignored here if settling better and Betabob has been in good form since joining Nick Mitchell's yard. Only a pound higher than when runner-up at Ffos Las in December, the eight-year-old is sure to make his presence felt again.